When I did the vase with watercolor crayons, there was only the outside line of the vase. One thing I like about using the crayons is that then I can take some of the pigment with a wet brush and drag it over to other areas. You can do that if you use watercolor paper....not so much if you use card stock. If that is not enough pigment, than you can always supplement with more paint, working wet into wet for a soft look. Notice how I left the center light as a highlight. This gives the vase much more dimension compared to just having the outline of the vase.
I also like to supplement with Twinkling H20's or some other shimmering paint. I did that on the actual blossoms and then spattered some of the shimmer over the whole painting.
I am on the road again. We drove down to Amelia Island in NE Florida today and I am overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as I type. Next week, we will be in SanDestin, so I will give a report about any effects of the oil spill there. I have some pretty cool new camera equipment for my Thelma and Louise trip, so plan on trying that out on this trip. Jim told me I have all my presents for this year and next year and he also said I should mention how nice he is to me.....LOL! He does put up with a lot! We will have our anniversary while we are on this trip. When we get home I will have two whole days to get my new crown put on my mouth and new glasses on my face (I took my other new ones back), pack and also have a service call for the AC that is not draining properly! Whew!